Red-throated Piping-Guan Pipile cujubi


The Red-throated Piping-Guan is a medium-sized arboreal cracid found in the central Amazon basin, south of the Amazon River. It is fairly common in forest, including riverine forest, where it generally remains in the canopy and occurs in flocks of up to thirty birds. Like other piping-guans, the Red-throated Piping-Guan is black overall with white patches in the upperwing coverts, a shaggy white crest, and some white speckling on the breast. The combination of extensive pale blue bare facial skin and red gular patch distinguish this species from other piping-guans, none of which occur within its range.


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Recommended Citation

Red-throated Piping-Guan (Pipile cujubi), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: